Peacock Plant // Calathea Makoyana
If you're a leaf lover, this gal's for you! Calathea's are known to be a little high-maintenance, but with the right care, these glorious Fronds can thrive. Plenty of bright indirect light is a must, and consistent watering is key. Allow the top few cm of soil to dry out but don't let it get completely dry before watering.
Keep your plant pal nourished and supported with a good quality plant food like We The Wild Grow Concentrate and We The Wild Support Pellets. These powerful plant essentials will keep your plants happy, strong and resilient, and will reward you with new growth a'plenty!
These beauties thrive in humid conditions, so you can give them a mist every so often, and don't forget to wipe down those leaves when they're looking a little dusty. You can also spray with We The Wild Protect Spray every couple of weeks to keep leaves looking lush and healthy.
Follow the recommended advise on watering above - if unsure, a Moisture Meter could be your secret weapon! This handy tool will show you exactly how dry your soil is to avoid any over or under watering fails.
To ensure your new bestie gets enough drainage, we recommend keeping them in a nursery pot and displaying in a cover pot. If you do want to pot up your plant, make sure your decorative pot has a drainage hole and you've removed the plug.
While the Peacock Plant tends to like things just right, she's a tough gal who will bounce back easily if you're not quite in sync with her needs at first. And as a lover of humidity, you can also try grouping her with other plant pals, or sitting on a tray of pebbles with water to keep those leaf tips from browning.
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